Tummy Time Friends
About the Author and Illustrator
A Raising Readers selection of pediatricians and early-reader specialists
A 2021 Best Book for Babies —Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
A CCBC Choice for 2021 Best-of-the-Year books for young children
Featured in Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s 2021 Best Books for Babies
Selected by Raising Readers―a nonprofit organization of pediatricians and early-reading specialists―to give to every Maine infant at the four-month-old wellness check.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies sleep on their backs and play on their tummies to develop crucial muscles while lifting their heads and upper bodies. This lively board book unfolds accordion-style in a floor-standing arc around a tummy-time baby’s head.
Infants will lift their heads to see the beautiful faces surrounding them, and toddlers will love the photos of diverse babies long after they’ve outgrown tummy time. The simple, gentle verses are perfect for engaging babies and encouraging their verbal skills.